Associate Vice President, Development Finance
Michael Romanese brings a wealth of experience from more than 11 years in the commercial real estate sector. He has been involved in the full lifecycle of the real estate development process, from site selection and due diligence through to construction and disposition, providing the required financial intelligence throughout to guide and support investment and business decisions. His thorough understanding of development allows him to review and challenge assumptions and incorporate sound judgment into his analysis. Strong attention to detail enables Michael to ensure accuracy and consistency, but he is also able to focus on the bigger picture and understand the development project as a whole.
MBA, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
B.A.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
Senior Vice President, National Lead, Development Advisory
Randy Gladman has more than 17 years of experience in commercial real estate development, leading projects from initial acquisition through the design, approval, site servicing, construction, and disposition processes. In every project he undertakes, Randy focuses on ensuring project objectives are met in conformity with the client’s strategic goals, thereby building a successful client relationship throughout the project lifecycle. Throughout his career, Randy has assembled and managed development design and approval teams made up of external consultants including civil engineers, planners, architects, surveyors, and lawyers. He is skilled in pursuing required entitlements, including official plan amendments, rezoning, site plan approvals, minor variances, and building permits, to ensure projects proceed to construction. Additionally, Randy has earned a reputation in the industry for fostering strong relationships with municipal staff, community stakeholders, and politicians to expedite project approvals.
A member of the Urban Land Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centres, and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Randy has also authored articles about architecture, urban development and the future of transportation. He earned his MBA at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2006, where he first discovered his passion for land development.
Vice President, Development Advisory
Chris’ combined experience in construction management and development management provides him with a unique ability to evaluate and manage projects from two perspectives and allows him to effectively assess projects in their early stages and steer them toward success. With a leveled approach to management and wide-ranging experience, Chris excels working with multiple stakeholders.
Chris has hands-on experience working through all phases of development and construction, including land acquisition, design, pre-construction services, permitting, tendering, construction, occupancy and commissioning. He is highly skilled in managing and assembling external consulting professionals and contractors, as well as navigating regulatory and permitting processes. Through these processes, Chris works closely with project management, property management and leasing professionals to ensure that the client’s lifecycle, building performance and revenue targets are being realized.
In his career, Chris has assembled a diverse portfolio of project experience. This includes major multi-phase bare land development, mid- and low-rise office development, industrial development, retail development, institutional construction and tenant improvement and fit out. He is a passionate team builder and place maker with strong relationships in the industry.
Director of Development
Erik is an experienced real estate development leader with over 10 years of directing design, development management, and construction. Prior to development management, Erik spent five years working as an architect. His combined experience provides a unique ability to understand project delivery from the municipal approval process through to project economics, and construction.
In his career, Erik has overseen major real estate development projects for both the public and private sector which range in use from multifamily, affordable housing, community centres, and retail spaces.
With a strategic and thoughtful approach, he has excelled at creating approval strategies, analyzing project financials, and negotiating complex legal agreements with a wide range of stakeholders. In his experience managing projects from start to finish, he has developed a strong desire to support and propel creative and challenging projects.
Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Environmental Design degree, and Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University. He expanded his education and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2013. He has been an annual guest lecturer at Ryerson School of Planning and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.